My period is not philanthropy. Our wombs shouldn't be used to pay for the safety and health of our mothers, sisters and friends. You might have thought this was going to win us over, George, but I'm not buying it. I'm going to carry on fighting the tampon tax, and I know I won't be the only person to think that your plan to shut us up is a bloody joke.
Beauty advertisers are forever selling products to empower women; we need this lipstick because "we're worth it", and if we buy this mascara we're making a statement. But with beauty advertisers using make-up as a means of empowerment, the question is - are we as women still being defined by traditional ideas of femininity?
Society, misogyny, the media; all of these things persuade us to live our lives according to the accepted route that the generations before us conformed to. Yet if feminism teaches us that everyone should have the right to become exactly who they want to be, why do so many men blindly dismiss it?
It is vital that we ensure that the new curriculums in all subjects are of the highest quality and provide our young people with strong knowledge and skills for the future. The decision to erase feminism from politics will limit opportunities for students, both male and female, to study the history and future of gender equality. We're calling on you now to reconsider and reinstate these vitally important topics in the final draft.
As someone who project managed our pioneering Building Modern Men series - our state-of-the-nation look at the pressures and expectations around masculinity - I can honestly say that men might have male privilege, and they might be the majority in boardrooms and parliament, but they are no less f*cked.
What I find frightening is the rejection of feminism by men who call themselves experts or advocates of men and our health. The idea of power and control and the sense of entitlement to it is harming us all. Patriarchy reinforces that.
I guess my true issue here is with Glamour, this award alone generates a lot of exposure in the media, so Glamour have the opportunity to use this award to value the women in our society that are saving lives, overcoming tragic illnesses and poverties, inventing amazing things and dying for their country like Moira Smith. Instead of continuously acknowledging celebrities, this is a real chance to every now and then appreciate and bring to light the unsung heroes.
The radical dimension of feminism will not lie down and take the misappropriations and individualistic compromises that mainstream, male-dominated systems have subjected that movement - now referred to more glibly as "feminism" - to.
Male feminism isn't simply an act of solidarity with women. It certainly isn't an act of altruism. It isn't selfless. In fact, male feminism invokes a degree of selfishness. Men are becoming increasingly aware that, while the masculine gender construct remains profoundly deleterious to women, it is also detrimental to men.
In recent weeks I have become mildly obsessed with @manwhoasitall on Twitter, billed as "a frazzled working dad with a wife and three kids. He spends ...
I am a feminist and I kept my own name when I got married, but I don't see the two as being especially linked. Maybe I'm a terrible feminist, but I didn't really have a deep ideological battle over it. It didn't really come to that for me. I just like my name and didn't want to change it.
Did you catch the incredible House of Commons debate on Tuesday, on "Family friendliness of the Houses of Parliament"? It was brought by Jess Phillips MP and produced some interesting reactions and great sound bites on twitter...
Sadly, both Fuck0ffee and Bricklane Coffee, appear to have misunderstood the time-old saying that "any publicity is good publicity" and, in doing so, to have missed a very simple truth: If you want to stand out in London's over-saturated independent coffee market, insulting 52% of the population isn't the best way to go about it. It's bad marketing, bad PR and, worst of all? It's not even funny.
Our gender is merely a social construction: a set of ascribed characteristics, values, ideas, concerns and expectations that society links to our biological bodies. It is a construction that suits capitalism and consumerism - for those who don't know - just watch an episode of Mad Men.
There has been situations in the past where Mike has been out and hasn't been able to change the boys because the only baby changing facility is in the women's toilet. It's these small things that help make this equality happen but more importantly its the microlevel, social situations described above that can really change societies attitudes to the male/female dynamics in a family.
Take in the experiences of all those who identify as women. Reflect on the ways that men perpetuate gender imbalances. If a female feminist friend labels you an ally or indeed a feminist, then I am not in any position to dispute that. I just won't be calling myself one any time soon.